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Portrayal of King Midas, the Greek mythological character cursed with the ability to turn everything he touches into gold.       Source: Microgen/Adobe Stock

Finding the Facts on Figures Like King Arthur, Midas, Robin Hood (Video)

In the tapestry of ancient mythology, threads of reality are often interwoven with the fabric of legend. Take, for example, the enigmatic figure of King Arthur . While his existence remains shrouded...
The ancient landscape of Cornwall. Source: YouTube Screenshot / Smithsonian Channel.

The Evocative Scenery of Cornwall, An Ancient Landscape (Video)

Cornwall, located at the western edge of England, holds a unique place in the tapestry of Britain's diverse landscapes. The Cornish people, part of the Celtic heritage, have their distinct identity,...
Statue of King Arthur at Tintagel. Source: Ian Capper / Gallos / CC-BY-SA-2.0.

King Arthur: A Very British Messiah?

King Arthur is undoubtedly one of the most enduringly popular heroes to come out of the medieval era, and he has meant many things to many people for hundreds of years. Over time, the mythology of...
King Arthur. Detail. Charles Ernest Butler, 1903.

Archaeologists May Have Discovered the Birthplace of King Arthur: Legends Come to Life?

The discovery of 1500-year-old ruins at Tintagel in south-west England made headlines around the world. What appear to the be the walls of a Dark Age palace have been found in the exact place, and...
Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle: Arthurian Legend Mixes with True History

Tintagel Castle is a site of castle ruins located on Tintagel Island; a peninsula connected to the North Cornwall coast in England by a narrow strip of land. This castle was an important stronghold...
Tintagel Castle.

Are Ancient Inscriptions Found at Tintagel Evidence of King Arthur’s Presence?

The Guardian Newspaper has reported a remarkable find in Cornwall in the United Kingdom. A slab of slate has been discovered during an extraction at the famous Tintagel historic site on the Atlantic...
Tintagel Castle archeology dig.

Researchers Unearth 6th Century Palace from the Legendary Birthplace of King Arthur

Researchers working in Cornwall have unearthed the remains of walls from a palace they believe dates to the 6th century. These walls may share a connection with the legendary King Arthur , as they...